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The secret tribunal
Expert Marcos Orellana walks us through the shadowy arbitration system, the Chevron case in particular, and what it all means for global climate action.
Rethinking trade: Kenya and the environment
So-called “trade agreements” such as the US-Kenya trade deal have nothing to do with trade. But rather they impose new limits on government regulatory authority.
Africalink on Air: Kenya - US free trade agreement
The East African Trade Network is strongly opposed to the creation of a Free Trade Agreement between United States and Kenya.
Cashing in on the pandemic: How lawyers are preparing to sue states over COVID-19 measures
As governments take action to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent economic collapse, they could face multi-million dollar lawsuits.
Silent expansion
Many countries, particularly in the global south, are in the process of joining the Energy Charter Treaty despite the sweeping powers it grants to foreign investors.
In Burkina Faso, the business community is wondering about the AfCFTA
In Burkina Faso, many businessmen are concerned about the challenges of implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), a vast space of more than a billion people.
Interview with Ken Ukaoha
Ken Ukaoha is the president of the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) and shares his view on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
Uprooted episode 60: The regulatory cooperation council
Sharon Treat exposes another backdoor to deregulation, the Regulatory Cooperation Council, that exists through NAFTA and is being used by corporate livestock lobbyists to undermine food safety and consumers right to know.
Eating NAFTA: Trade, food policies, and the destruction of Mexico
In her new book, Alyshia Gálvez exposes how changes in policy following implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have fundamentally altered one of the most basic elements of life in Mexico—food.
In secret
Organizations denounce that RCEP is moving forward without respecting minimum transparency and public participation standards.
Free trade fantasies: Canada must reject both NAFTA and TPP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has boasted of his commitment to progressive economic, environmental and social policies. At the same time, has been a passionate warrior in his pursuit and defence of so-called ‘free trade’ agreements.
Dalit women: we’re fighting RCEP
Dalit people are the poorest people in India and would be among the most affected by RCEP.
PACER Plus signatories urged to examine their commitments
Pacific countries already signed up to the PACER Plus are being urged to more closely examine their commitments under the deal, including the implications for customary land.
TPP free trade: Much opposition from Canadians
A public consultation process led by the Canadian government on the Trans-Pacific Partnership yields near total opposition to the deal
NAFTA renegotiation: Will working people continue to get shafted?
Interview with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizens Global Trade Watch, and Gisela Perez, lawyer and journalist who works at NGO Derechos Digitales and is a spokesperson of the coalition "Mexico Against NAFTA", composed of more than 30 civil society organizations and trade unions.
Interview with Loon Gangte
Loon Gangte is an Indian activist living with HIV and hepatitis C, founder of the Delhi Network of Positive People.
Six years after the ‘Aymarazo’ protests in Peru
Criminal charges pending against 18 community leaders and a billion-dollar court case at ICSID.
Interview with Yvonne Takang
Yvonne Takang has been campaigning and lobbying against Economic Partnership Agreements in Cameroon at the Association Citoyenne de Défense des Intérêts Collectifs
Interview with Elizabeth Swager and Julia DeGraw
Elizabeth Swager is a National Organizing Director at Citizens Trade Campaign and Julia DeGraw is the Senior Northwest Organizer at Food & Water Watch.
Interview with Guy Marius Sagna
The Coordinator of the National Coalition "No to EPAs" in Senegal discusses two free trade projects in Africa: Economic Partnership Agreements and the Continental Free Trade Area.